Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Theory Massage


The Level 3 Beauty Theory Massage course is designed to help you become a qualified therapist, with expertise in a range of massage techniques including aromatherapy massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and Indian head massages. You’ll also learn important theory related to the body, as well as how to care for your clients. At the end of the course, you’ll be entered into an exam and the fee for this is £92.50.

Course Dates
Price Starter Kit VCTC Reg. Fee Exam Fee
£1825 Not Applicable N/A £92.50
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The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Theory Massage is a popular course here at the Chill Out Beauty Training Academy. It aims to teach you all about the art of massage, through six mandatory units. 

Course Content

The course has six mandatory units, leading up to 44 credits. 51 credits are required in order to pass the course. 

Mandatory Units:

  • Procedures to safely control work operators
  • The planning and implementation of promotional activities.
  • Body massage treatments.
  • Indian head massage treatments.
  • Massages using pre-blended aromatherapy oils.
  • Stone therapy treatments.

You can then choose from several optional units, which have a minimum of seven credits, and up to 12. The mandatory units usually centre around other beauty treatments such as:

  • Airbrush makeup
  • Waxing services
  • UV tanning
  • Self-tanning
  • Financial effectiveness of business


VTCT courses are assessed internally. For this course, you’ll be assessed on your practical skills and observed by your assessor. You may also be required to complete question papers which are assessed externally. 

Completing the Course

By the end of the course, you will understand the health and safety procedures surrounding massage, and how to implement them. You’ll understand how to set up the treatment area, communicate effectively with the client and complete the treatment. You will be able to evaluate the client’s needs and explain how eating/exercising/stretching can affect the treatment if applicable. You will have a portfolio where you can effectively illustrate how you have completed each aspect of the course.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Theory: Massage, you must have a GCSE or equivalent to grade D or above in English and Maths, as well as a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

Course Fees

To secure your place on this course, you will need to pay a £300 deposit. You can set up payment terms upon request – call us on 0151 548 7730 for more about this and the future course dates.


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